Outgoing All Whites coach Danny Hay has released a statement in the wake of news that he’ll leave his role at the end of October.
Hay (47) is currently on leave in Perth, West Australia, and has turned down the chance to re-apply for his coaching role when his contract ends on October 31.
Through NZ Football, Hay said:
“It has been an absolute pleasure being at the helm of the All Whites over the past three years and I want to sincerely thank the players and the staff for their unwavering commitment to the team during that time.
“Being part of the development and implementation of a cultural process for the All Whites that allows players and staff to connect deeply back to Aotearoa New Zealand, and each other, is something that I’m incredibly proud of.
“That connection piece, along with the courage to play a style of football that represents us as New Zealanders, will hopefully stand the team in good stead as they move towards the 2026 World Cup.
“This exciting group of players showed the world at the Tokyo Olympics, and in the intercontinental play-off against Costa Rica, a glimpse of what the future holds.
“It is very bright.
“I know they will do the country proud and wish them all well in their future endeavours.”
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